5 Celebrities Who Shun Technology

Posted by PZ on July 20th, 2017

Technology is always praised for making our lives easier and connecting people – but is it always a positive thing? These 5 celebrities don’t believe it is and often shun aspects of technology. Some prefer to not be constantly contactable and like to switch off – they’ve thus decided not to have a phone or perhaps not to own a tv. Others have shunned technology in their work, favoring older methods because they think it’s more authentic.

Charlotte Church


Charlotte prefers to be cut off from showbiz: ”I never liked being on the showbiz scene – I’d much rather go out with my friends in Cardiff. Now I prefer nights in, although I still don’t have a proper TV, I stick to watching Netflix!”

Christopher Walken

Christopher prefers a simple life: ”I don’t have any of those things [mobile phone or computer]. I just prefer to live a quiet life. But my wife does, so I can still access them.”

Dave Grohl

Dave prefers to make music without technology: “All that s**t ruins music these days. Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll – don’t f**k with the human element… I had favourite drummers because of their inconsistencies. Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really p**ses me off.”

Jason Momoa

Jason lives without a tv: “A lot of people ask that question, ‘Do you like TV?’ and we don’t actually own a TV. People normally have a cell phone, they have email, they have computers, they have a TV. And I don’t have any of them. In these times that’s considered barbaric to a civilised world.”

Johnny Depp

Johnny doesn’t have a mobile phone: “We have internet and stuff like that because I think that’s the safest form, well, most interesting form of communication. I just don’t like phones, I just don’t like them. Being reachable all the time… (If you want to contact me,) you’d have to know how to just buzz me on the internet or something.”


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